Schiefer Family History

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Schiefer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a roofer, from Middle High German, Middle Low German schiver ‘slate’, ‘shingle’, German Schiefer ‘slate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Schiffer, Schaefer, Schriefer, Scheuer, Schiefen, Schieber, Schleifer

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Schiefer Family Origin

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Schiefer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schiefer. A less common occupation for the Schiefer family was Keeping House. The most common Schiefer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schiefer's were Farmers.

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Schiefer Historical Records

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Schiefer Life Expectancy

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